Yay! We received a Bonus Box from Rakuten Marketing last week. The #RANBonusbox contained items from brands like Halogen, LL Bean and TopShop. As always we were thrilled to be included among the 50 publishers who were chosen by the team at Rakuten to receive the Bonus Box. We thank them for providing us with the opportunity to discover new brands. We thank the brands for allowing us to try their products, and we thank you, our cherished reader, for allowing us to share our reviews of the products with you. Blogging can sometimes seem to be a thankless job. If you’re a blogger, we encourage you to look into joining the Rakuten Affiliate network if you are not already part of the network. We belong to a few other affiliate networks and only Rakuten has made us feel like we are associated with a company that values us as affiliates and that’s invested in our mutual success. So check them out.

The box contained a knit hat from LL Bean, a smokey eye palette from TopShop, sample perfumes from The Limited, a coupon from Vestiaire Collective, 3 sample items from Memebox, a silk Halogen scarf from Nordstrom, a stained lip gloss from buy.com, a $50 gift card from JCPenney, a soft touch razor and cartridge refill pack from Dorco, and a sample mud mask from Ahava.

The Halogen black silk scarf

halogen black silk skinny scarf
Monica wearing the Halogen black silk scarf as a waist belt

halogen black silk skinny scarf

As you can see the scarf can double quite nicely as a waist belt.

The LL Bean hat…

Apparently this is a men’s hat. Hopefully no one can tell because Monica has been wearing it out and about.

LL Bean Katahdin Pom Hat

Topshop smoky eye palette in enigma

Topshop smoky eye palette in enigmaWe haven’t tried this out yet. We’ll try it out in the coming weeks and share our impressions of the product then.

The Ahava Purifying Mud Mask

Ahava Time To Clear Purifying Mud Mask

ahava time to clear purifying mud mask

Ahava Purifying mud mask is said to deeply clean and detoxify pores for a fresh, even complexion. We see a lot of people swearing by it in the reviews on the Ahava.com website. Of course we can’t render an opinion based on the 2 uses we got out of our 0.68 fl.oz sample tube. But the product has a 4.8 star out of 5-stars rating with 130 reviews. Of the 130 reviews 106 were 5-star reviews and 22 were 4-star reviews. We’re going to spend $10 to purchase another sample size to give it a try because we definitely need something that will address our acne issues and many of the reviewers rave about it for that purpose.

More reviews coming soon.

Thanks for reading.

 

 

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